Policy & Advocacy Assistant - American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
Rockville, Maryland
Jan 07, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG), the primary professional membership organization for human genetics specialists worldwide, seeks a Policy & Advocacy Assistant. This person will report to the Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, and will help fulfill the Society’s advocacy role by helping to develop advocacy resources for members; supporting the development of policy statements; and coordinating policy and advocacy-related events and other administrative duties.

Major duties

  • Assists in executing persuasive strategies to build ASHG member engagement in advocacy
  • Develops member resources to facilitate member advocacy
  • Coordinates policy and advocacy-related events, and the promotion of ASHG advocacy, at the Society’s Annual Meeting
  • Works with Communications team to execute member communication related to advocacy and policy.
  • Provides support for congressional briefings and other advocacy-related events
  • Coordinates administration of the Genetics and Public Policy Fellow program
  • Provides administrative support for the department and ASHG volunteer committees related to advocacy and policy.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills required

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently, seek input when warranted, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships, and to work collaboratively with members and across departments with other ASHG staff
  • Competency with office technology and software suites, as well as social media tools
  • Professional behavior within and outside the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; science or public policy-related degrees a strong plus.
  • 1 year of science-advocacy related paid or volunteer experience through internships, college activity, etc.
  • Demonstrated interest in advancing science and health policy

Working requirements

  • Sitting for a full work day
  • Extensive use of computer keyboard, mouse and monitor
  • Regular local travel to attend meetings and conferences.
  • Occasional long-distance multi-day travel, including to attend ASHG’s Annual Meeting

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, your resume and a writing sample of your choice. For a detailed job description and to submit your application, please visit:  http://www.faseb.org/employment

ASHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about ASHG, please visit:  www.ashg.org

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